Stop separating the outside in your home from the inside of your house, try to think of your home as all one place. Look at your outdoor space, look at your yard and take inventory of the things you have naturally in this space. What has mother nature already provided for you? Hopefully you may have some kind of natural elements that can be the focal point of your own new outdoor living room area such as a large tree, a hedgerow, a good slope, or a beautiful view. In urban locations, your yard could be a barren rectangle, with nothing on it but some weeds and dirt, but there might be other qualities you might start with, such as a lovely angle of morning sun, maybe a nice brick wall on one side creating a microclimate, or even an interesting urban view of some kind.